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How to make the most out of LinkedIn?

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LinkedIn is the goodly social network for working professionals. In fact, two users join it every second. But most people think that only joining LinkedIn is enough. There is more to it. In this article, we will brief you about the ways you can use to make the most out of LinkedIn.

Follow these tips to see the best results of using LinkedIn –

1) Create a proper account –

Fill all the required information and add a recent profile image which should clearly depict your face. Also, make sure that you will regularly update all the information to improve your chances of receiving pageviews.

2) Enumerate your current skills along with a brief description –

Do not left anything about your current skills and objectives to ensure that you are using LinkedIn to find a job correctly. Ensure to update it whenever you learn new skill. Also, highlight your recent experience so that it will be noticed by everyone who visit your page.

3) Update your headline –

The only thing people look when they visit your profile is your name, profile image and headline (which is listed below your photo). This headline should be catchy enough that it will highlight what you do and what type of position you are looking for.

4) Find the best time for network –

Since, it is found in various research that there are more probability for you being noticed if you update your status and make connections with people and companies after business hours on LinkedIn.

5) Let people know about your availability and build strong connections –

Use creative sentences to announce that you are looking for a job. Moreover, keep in mind that your connections can increase your access to other connections. This is possible since LinkedIn allows you to connect with people you know by importing your contact lists from sites such as Gmail.

6) Research companies as per your interest and follow them –

This is to ensure that you stay updated about the company news and new positions as they become available.

7) Use the advanced search option –

LinkedIn provides an advanced search option, use it to search your favourite companies. Find out persons among your contacts who is associated with these companies and get complete information about working of these companies so that you can best utilise every opportunity.

8) Be proactive –

Whenever you publish any video, write an article, make a blog, and such other things and most importantly don’t forget to post it on your profile. Moreover, get involved with various professional groups at LinkedIn and interact with others on LinkedIn as a professional to grab attention.

9) Enquire for an introduction –

Once you are all set, ask your connections to make an introduction to someone they are connected to within the organisation.

10) Assess your boss and peers –

It is the foemost requirement before going for an interview to do proper research about hiring managers and other interviewers to know about their personality and prepare accordingly, otherwise opportunity may leave you before it comes into your hands.


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